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  • Killing for Love (2016)
  • Unrated
    130 min | Documentary, Crime
Killing for Love (2016)
Unrated
130 min | Documentary, Crime

The gruesome murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985 were an international media sensation. The Haysoms were wealthy, respected members of Virginia society, and the murder conviction of their daughter Elizabeth and her German boyfriend ...See moreThe gruesome murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985 were an international media sensation. The Haysoms were wealthy, respected members of Virginia society, and the murder conviction of their daughter Elizabeth and her German boyfriend Jens Soering sent shock waves through the rural community of Bedford County. Elizabeth and Jens had met in a university program for high achieving students. She was a product of European boarding schools, he was the son of a diplomat. After being arrested in London, England, for passing bad checks in 1986, they were both extradited to the United States and have now spent over 30 years behind bars. This beautifully crafted film reveals a mismanaged, or perhaps completely corrupted, judicial process. This was the first criminal trial held in front of TV cameras - the first high-profile, international case tried in a small town. Investigations over the past 3 years have turned up stunning evidence that was previously suppressed or deemed inadmissible. New forensic techniques have disproven evidence that was key to Soering's original conviction. Denied parole 12 times, his next hearing in 2017 may have a different outcome, at the same time the film is in release. Unidentified fingerprints, photographic evidence that points to sexual abuse, the presiding judge's friendship with the victims, a missing FBI profile, a bloody car with a knife under the seat - all point to a very different story, one that is revealed in the film. See less
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Dec 15, 2017 (United States)
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32 cast members
Name Known for
Imogen Poots
Elizabeth Haysom (voice) Elizabeth Haysom (voice)   See fewer
Daniel Brühl
Jens Söring (voice) Jens Söring (voice)   See fewer
Chuck Reid
Self - Former Investigator Bedford County Sheriff's Department Self - Former Investigator Bedford County Sheriff's Department   See fewer
Ricky Gardner
Self - Lead investigator Bedford County Sheriff's Department Self - Lead investigator Bedford County Sheriff's Department   See fewer
Carlos Santos
Self - Journalist Self - Journalist   See fewer
Rich Zorn
Self - Former Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General (as Richard Zorn) Self - Former Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General (as Richard Zorn)   See fewer
Gail Marshall
Self - Soering attorney, former Deputy Attorney General of Virginia Self - Soering attorney, former Deputy Attorney General of Virginia   See fewer
Tom Elliott
Self - Catholic Deacon and Chaplain (as Tom B. Elliott) Self - Catholic Deacon and Chaplain (as Tom B. Elliott)   See fewer
Dave Watson
Self - Private Investigator Self - Private Investigator   See fewer
Gail Ball
Self - Jens Söring's Lawyer Self - Jens Söring's Lawyer   See fewer
Steven Rosenfield
Self - Jens Soering's lead attorney Self - Jens Soering's lead attorney   See fewer
William Sweeney
Self - Judge (as Judge William Sweeney) Self - Judge (as Judge William Sweeney)   See fewer
Ed Sulzbach
Self - Former FBI Psychological Profiler Self - Former FBI Psychological Profiler   See fewer
Elizabeth Haysom
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Jim Updike
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Larry King
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Robert Showalter
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Ken Englade
Self - author of 'Beyond Reason: The True Story of a Shocking Double Murder' (archive footage) Self - author of 'Beyond Reason: The True Story of a Shocking Double Murder' (archive footage)   See fewer
Howard Haysom
Self - Elizabeth Haysom's brother (archive footage) Self - Elizabeth Haysom's brother (archive footage)   See fewer
Richard Haysom
Self - Elizabeth Haysom's brother (archive footage) Self - Elizabeth Haysom's brother (archive footage)   See fewer
Richard A. Neaton
Self - Jens Söring's attorney (archive footage) Self - Jens Söring's attorney (archive footage)   See fewer
Klaus Söring
Self - Jens Söring's father (archive footage) Self - Jens Söring's father (archive footage)   See fewer
Kai Söring
Self - Jens Söring's bother (archive footage) Self - Jens Söring's bother (archive footage)   See fewer
Ken Beever
Self - detective inspector, London Metropolitan Police (archive footage) (as Kenneth Beever) Self - detective inspector, London Metropolitan Police (archive footage) (as Kenneth Beever)   See fewer
Terry Wright
Self - detective constable, London Metropolitan Police (archive footage) Self - detective constable, London Metropolitan Police (archive footage)   See fewer
Timothy M. Kaine
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Robert McDonnell
Self (archive footage) (as Bob McDonnell) Self (archive footage) (as Bob McDonnell)   See fewer
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